The first medical marijuana dispensaries in South County are racing to open this month just in time for 4/20.
Crestwood’s Captiva Healing Dispensary, 9933 Watson Road, appears set to be the first dispensary to open in South County, with its website promoting a grand opening April 8 with a tropical theme. As of April 1, the dispensary appeared to be open for a soft opening.
Proper Cannabis, at 7417 S. Lindbergh Blvd. near South County Center, will open in mid-April as a high-end retail store with products such as artisanal chocolates. The unincorporated site needed no zoning from St. Louis County because it is in a C-3 Commercial Shopping District, where dispensaries are allowed as a use.
Missouri voters approved medical marijuana through an amendment to the Missouri Constitution in November 2018. St. Louis County’s first dispensary, N’Bliss, opened on Manchester Road in October.
The state approved licenses for six dispensaries in South County in February 2020. Sunset Hills approved a dispensary at 10425 Watson Road, the site of Treppler Autobody, in December.
Those developers, who operate in multiple states, received $45 million in investor funding to expand into Missouri and Massachusetts, according to the Grown In cannabis industry newsletter.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services oversees the state’s marijuana industry and awards permits to operate. Missouri granted 336 licenses for the four types of facilities: dispensaries, cultivation, infused product manufacturing and laboratories. Of those, 192 dispensary licenses were awarded, 24 per congressional district. The other South County dispensary locations approved but not yet open include VG, 5511 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63123 (strip mall with Sunshine Daydream); Nature’s Med MO at 234 Kingston Drive, 63125 (strip mall with Sam’s Liquor); and TC, 3739 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Sunset Hills (next to the new Jimmy John’s).
Proper Cannabis, 7417 S. Lindbergh